Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

EPISCOPAL 101/BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER CLASS SCHEDULED

Two intensive sessions for the Episcopal 101 class have been scheduled (both sessions constitute one class) in February. The dates are February 16th and 23rd from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. This class is designed for those wishing to be confirmed (12-18 years of age) or received into the Episcopal Church (adults who have been baptized). If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church then taking this class is necessary but it will be fun! If you have been baptized (with water and in the name of the Trinity) and are an adult (18 or older) you may be received into the church. If you are a child (12-18) who was baptized as an infant/child then you will need to be confirmed. This class is also open to anyone wanting to be baptized or just as a refresher for those who have been in the Episcopal Church for some time. Once this class is taken we will go to The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on March 17th after the 11:15 am service. The Bishop will there receive, confirm, or baptize you as is appropriate.

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A Hidden Wholeness
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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Taize Service
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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6th Annual Greater Macon Sleepout
Feb
28
to Mar 1

6th Annual Greater Macon Sleepout

Fr. Ben has created a team for the 6th Annual Greater Macon Sleepout on February 28th. The Sleepout is an event where members of the community come together to show solidarity with people living homeless in Macon & raise funds to support services at Daybreak - Depaul USA's Day/Resource Center in Macon, Georgia. On this night, people in our community come together and sleep outside to show solidarity with the homeless and raise funds to support Daybreak. Every weekday in Macon, an average of 75 homeless men and women walk through the doors of Daybreak to find a warm welcome refuge, relationships, and support. They come to this unique program to eat breakfast, shower, wash clothes, visit the health clinic, grab a snack, and work with case managers. You can be a part of this by joining the St. Francis team with Fr. Ben and/or donating to the St. Francis Team. Each team is asked to raise $1,000 dollars. Watch a video on this event - YOUTUBE. (Beware this video has the wrong date but has great information)

For more information or to register, go to http://www.maconsleepout.com/

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A Hidden Wholeness
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

Ash Wednesday emphasizes two themes: our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. During Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship. Historically, ashes signified purification and sorrow for sins.

Join us at St. Francis for any of the following services

9:15 am – Morning Pray with imposition of ashes

12:10 pm – Healing Eucharist with imposition of ashes

5:30 pm – Family and Children’s Ash Wednesday Service

6:15 pm – Simple Dinner

7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Service

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A Hidden Wholeness
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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A Hidden Wholeness
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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Taize Service
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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A Hidden Wholeness
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

EPISCOPAL 101/BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER CLASS SCHEDULED

Two intensive sessions for the Episcopal 101 class have been scheduled (both sessions constitute one class) in February. The dates are February 16th and 23rd from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. This class is designed for those wishing to be confirmed (12-18 years of age) or received into the Episcopal Church (adults who have been baptized). If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church then taking this class is necessary but it will be fun! If you have been baptized (with water and in the name of the Trinity) and are an adult (18 or older) you may be received into the church. If you are a child (12-18) who was baptized as an infant/child then you will need to be confirmed. This class is also open to anyone wanting to be baptized or just as a refresher for those who have been in the Episcopal Church for some time. Once this class is taken we will go to The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on March 17th after the 11:15 am service. The Bishop will there receive, confirm, or baptize you as is appropriate.

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St. Francis Speaks
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

St. Francis Speaks

Our guest speakers will be Arthur Villarreal and Charlene Floyd. Arthur and Charlene went to the Diocesan workshop on Ministering Beyond the Binary, and will share with us their insights. We have an opportunity to BE the difference for LGBTQ+ persons who experience alienation, hate, discrimination by cultivating a parish and larger church environment that is safe for all children and youth, including those who are LGBTQ+ so that they can live out their diversity of gender identities and expressions.

Join us on the second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm for fellowship and discussion. Each month we will present a different speaker from around Macon and surrounds to share with us on various topics.

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A Hidden Wholeness
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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A Hidden Wholeness
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

A Hidden Wholeness

Adult Christian Formation

Sundays, January 13-March 17, at 10:00 am

In the St. Clare Room

Jason Hobbs will be leading a class using Parker Palmer's book A Hidden Wholeness. The book will serve as our guide as we learn to practice deep listening together. Some of the class will be learning, but we will also be doing a lot of listening and eventually practicing group spiritual direction together.

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Turn it Around
Feb
2
8:30 AM08:30

Turn it Around

Turn it Around: A New Approach to Community Engagement featuring DeAmon Harges “The Roving Listener” will be held February 2, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Christ Church Parish House. Join in the call to asset-based ministry—building relationships in communities that cultivate and utilize existing gifts and capacities of all to help meet a community’s challenges. We will explore the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), grounded in our theological understanding that all we need is already provided. All team leaders are encouraged to attend. The cost is $15 and includes resources, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register go to the Diocese of Atlanta Website.

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Taize Service
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Advent Program with St. Peter Claver Church
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Program with St. Peter Claver Church

We will once again be joining with St. Peter Claver Church for a joint Advent Program. We will meet on the Tuesdays of Advent. This includes dinner and program.

Tonight we will meet at St. Francis and Susan Welsh will talk about Mary, Art, and Advent.

We will celebrate the Passion of Christ through art history with a close examination of the Virgin Mary as depicted in mosaics, stained glass, devotional icons, and paintings from the Byzantine through late Renaissance periods. Susan Welsh is the Executive Director of the Museum of Arts and Sciences. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and also studied studio art and art history at Wesleyan College.

We will conclude the night with a Compline Service.

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St. Nick Party and Parents Night Out
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

St. Nick Party and Parents Night Out

All children up to 5th grade are invited to join us. For infants, we will have the nursery available. The night will be filled with fun activities, including crafts, hot dogs, shoes filled with candy, popcorn, hot chocolate, and a movie. Parents, enjoy a free night on the town, or some time to get your shopping done!

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